C-SPAN
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR
GENERAL FUNCTION:
Assists the Political Editor with overseeing all aspects of our political coverage. Serves as lead Producer for C-SPAN's Presidential and Congressional election programming including event coverage as well as studio productions. Effectively communicates to all C-SPAN platforms. Coordinates the management and content posted on our political web page as well as communicated via social media. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists Political Editor in all aspects of C-SPAN's campaign coverage.
  • Researches, identifies and produces programming for campaign 2020.
  • Field produces LIVE coverage of campaign events.
  • Produces campaign specials, primary/election night coverage and political convention programming.
  • Provides editorial guidance to all C-SPAN platforms and programs.
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with presidential campaign staffs and the national parties.
  • Works with Assignment Desk to hire crews and coordinate logistical information for live feeds and tape acquisition.
  • Coordinates our relationship with any other media organization.
  • Works with the Media team to provide regular updates on social media.
  • Provides editorial for C-SPAN.org/politics related material.
  • Keeps current on news, public affairs and politics.

BACKGROUND/SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or Political Science.
  • Extensive knowledge of and interest in politics.
  • Minimum of four years related television production experience required.
  • Demonstrated editorial decision-making ability.
  • Willingness to maintain a very flexible work schedule, with evening and weekend hours and travel as needed.
  • Experience working with a newsroom system and sending video via FTP.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to be a team player, meet deadlines, work well under pressure and produce results.
  • Strong computer and social media technology skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
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